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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Standing in the Old City of Jerusalem, Rabbi Hersh Novack lectures to a group of Washington University and St. Louis area college students during a recent Taglit Birthright Israel trip. Birthright Israel is a partnership between the Jewish Federations, the Jewish Agency, and leading individual philanthropists.

Birthright Israel: hardship, happiness and history for the Modern Jew

By Rebecca KriegmanPublished July 11, 2012

At the end of my first full day in Israel, my Birthright Israel group made a Friday night Shabbat visit to the Western Wall. As we approached the dim glow of early evening and saw women in their dress skirts and men in their kippahs, all joyously coming...

High school students from the Gimnasiya in Jerusalem participate in the ceremony commemorating soldiers killed in the line of duty on Israels Memorial Day, April 25, 2012.

Siren ushers in Israel’s Memorial Day

JTAPublished April 26, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A one-minute siren marked the beginning of Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day, Israel's official Memorial Day. Tuesday evening's siren was immediately followed by a national ceremony held at the Western Wall and televised...

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